Although Manhattan rents overall are still more expensive, in the last few years more areas of Brooklyn have began to catch up. And more people are choosing Brooklyn for its lifestyle than its rents.
Advocates and critics of a plan to open a charter school in the same building as three other schools in Cobble Hill clashed Tuesday night in the city’s first charter school co-location hearing of the year, according to GothamSchools.org. Speakers in favor of the establishment of Brooklyn’s third Success Academy school argued that it will […]
SchoolBook reports that while the Department of Education moves to bring a charter school to Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, State Assemblywoman Joan Millman and former Deputy Chancellor for the DOE, Carmen Farina, are backing a new proposal of an early learning center serving students in prekindergarten and kindergarten that would compete with the charter school for […]
The average life expectancy of the Down syndrome population has risen to about 60 years. What happens when a Down syndrome child reaches adulthood?
Weekday mornings Osmond Thorne takes commuters and children to school, but he is not driving a bus or subway train. He is behind the wheel of a 15-person commuter van. The vans are a cheap and convenient way to get around Brooklyn, but they also skirt city regulations by regularly straying outside of their licensed […]
Dozens of Brooklyn residents spoke out against plans to put residential buildings inside Brooklyn Bridge Park during Tuesday night’s public hearing in Cobble Hill. Plans have been in the works for six buildings whose rent would help finance the park’s maintenance and upkeep, reports NY1. A deal between the city and state requires the park […]
By Joi-Marie McKenzie “Baby, baby, baby, where did our love go?” Diana Ross’ voice slides over the speakers in Re/Dress Brooklyn, a vintage clothing shop in Cobble Hill. Three volunteers, wearing coordinated black T-shirts, greeted guests as they came in. While one urged them to pick up flyers promoting the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s latest […]
Bicycle lanes along Smith and Hoyt streets in Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill will be extended into Carroll Gardens this spring, allowing cyclists to ride from the Gowanus Canal to the Brooklyn Bridge. A handful of parking spots will be eliminated to make way for the new lanes, which will stretch from Bergen Street to […]
After scouting out possible locations for its first Brooklyn outpost, high-end retailer Barney’s Co-op has confirmed it has settled on a location in Cobble Hill. The Manhattan-based fashion clothier confirmed to WWD that the store will open in September at 194 Atlantic Ave., Racked reports.
Small commotion was witnessed on Sunday at around 12:30 p.m. when several firemen descended on the scene at the corner of Pacific and Court Streets, just off Atlantic Avenue, in response to a fire alarm. FDNY didn’t divulge any details about the event, but bystanders claim that a dry cleaner’s shop was the cause of […]